Grateful Dead Live at Providence Civic Center on 1980-09-04
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
FOB Sony ECM-280s mounted on a stand > Sony TC-D5 > MAC > playback on Nakamichi Dragon (Dolby B decoded) > Sony PCM R-700 (A>D passthrough) > Zefiro ZA2 > WAV > CD (untracked) > EAC > WAV > CD Wave tracking > SHN or CD. Original recording, transfer and CD mastering by Jim Wise. Subsequent tracking and SHN encoding by Sean Cribbs.
- Providence, RI
- FOB Sony ECM-280s mounted on a stand > Sony TC-D5 > MAC > playback on Nakamichi Dragon (Dolby B decoded) > Sony PCM R-700 (A>D passthrough) > Zefiro ZA2 > WAV > CD (untracked) > EAC > WAV > CD Wave tracking > SHN or CD. Original recording, transfer and C
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- Providence Civic Center
Jerry is Jack the Ripper this night
Narrative: The band abandons Jerry during warp-speed Supplication solo, but Jerry exacts revenge by reviving Supplication guitar licks during Estimated fade-out. All is forgiven as they all come together for a crisp, to-the-point Eyes. Post-drumz reminds me that Phil needs to be higher in the sound mix, however no complaints on this more-than-worthwhile download. I concur with the previous reviewer.
Subject: Absolutely Incredible Show !!! Very Good Sound Too !!!
But, right off the bat, I could tell this recording was fairly close to the stage; very rich and warm with good range. Though the sound is quite good, I still had to back off of the low end a bit (which I consider SOP for AUDs). I give the placement at about 2/3 back to the board and fairly centered. It seems this upload is just a touch better than the other two AUDs. The other souces' U.S. Blues is blemished. This one is not.
Bobby is in good spirits from his joking around before the opener, and it shows during Stranger. The Aug. 19th Uptown Stranger is my favorite, and Bobby just about equals it. The added sound quality of this AUD places it "even Steven" with the 19th.
But what I find very rewarding about streaming this night is that both Bob AND Jerry are in good voice. That is a BIG plus.
I was kind of disappointed about Sept. 3rd and how they were singing. Not quite sure what it was about them both sounding so good on the 31st, 2nd, and 4th...but not the 3rd? They seemed a little more relaxed tonight. Oh Well. Three out of four ain't bad.
Just the same kids, it's rare to see Peggy-O placed second in a first set. It's usually forth or fifth. It's spunky and a pretty damned good one. A half-dozen songs in and it starts to feel as though the X factor is just hanging out, back stage, waiting to emerge from behind the curtain...until Far From Me kills it.
Wait a minute, hear comes China Cat > IKYR. Can they get it back on track? Hmm. Not bad to end set one. Jerry's little extra flurish at the end of Rider is nice. But the questioned outcome for the night, after this excellent 1st set, is still uncertain...though the lineup has a lot of potential.
The Boyz deliver a very nice pair to open the second. And the Supp Jam is a complete surprise! Alas, they didn't take it anywhere (I was really hopin' it was going to go on a little longer and slide seamlessly into Estimated.) Nice try anyway Guyz.
But the Estimated > Eyes is very good after that!
So, guess who finally steps out from behing the curtain. That's right. The post Drumz of OO > WR > GDTRFB > Good Lovin' is a white-hot smoker ! With U.S. Blues as the Encore -- you couldn't get much better than that! Wow! This show is the "Real Deal" folks.
And I thought the 31st and 2nd were incredible!
This one is JUST as incredible! A phenominal show in a phenominal week of shows.
Too Much Of This Is Just Enough. GOD I LOVE 1980 !!!
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